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Sunday Sketchblog #165

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Street Art #191

The cheerful sunflower by Gary Alford at Queens Park station has now been replaced by an interesting piece, artist unknown.  My photo isn’t reversed, the artwork has been done as a mirror image, which is unusual!

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This week’s edition of “I really need to practice drawing” comes in the form of sketching my outfits.  Which I suck at, but I might try and do this more often as it is good practice and also quite interesting (for me) to see what I actually wear.  Like most people I have a lot of clothes and suspect that I barely wear half of them, so perhaps if I keep this daily outfit thing up I’ll be able to weed out the things that I really don’t need to keep!

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Street Art #190

I really need to check on this one more often.  I first spotted the street boards back in May, and then noticed in August that the poem had changed on the Kilburn Lane one.  At the time of writing this it’s early September (although this post won’t go live until December, yikes!) and I’m about to go away on holiday so I’ll check it again when I get back in the hopes of another update!

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Sunday Sketchblog #163

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It’s been a while since my last sketchblog post, because I’ve done that thing where I’ve mislaid my drawing mojo.  I know I’ve said this before but it bears repeating: I’m not someone to whom drawing comes naturally.  I have to really work at it.  Which isn’t a bad thing, I mean I can draw well, but when I go too long between drawings I lose confidence and then I sort of tense up.  When I’m tense my work is absolutely shite, it really is.  My drawings are at their best when they’re loose and feel alive, but when I’m lacking in confidence I tense up and overwork things: I try to get things too precise, and that’s when it all goes tits up.

I did a bit of practice work a couple of weeks ago to try and get to grips with perspective, for a very specific project that I have had in mind for a while, but I’m not sharing those yet.  Today I’ll share what I did last night.  Nothing thrilling, but I was reading a magazine on my Kindle and decided I’d just draw bits of it as I went along (and also making some notes).  Just an exercise in loosening up again, a bit like stretching to warm up before going for a run (as if I’d ever do anything as crazy as running, ha! But you get the idea).  Oh, yes, and I’ve abandoned my usual sketchbook for the time being and am using a cheap crappy notebook, just to take away another aspect that I have issues with (namely not wanting to muck up a decent book).

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Street Art #189

Back in April I noticed that someone (or several someones) had taken the opportunity to scrawl some drawings on Lord Hills Bridge.  When I passed by there again a few months later I noticed a couple of new additions

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Street Art #188

Way back in 2014 I shared the festive boards that Coco Nail Bar had put up for carnival, and here’s a new one for this year.

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As an added bonus here are a couple of other bits that I spotted the same day

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